Don’t Break The Chain by John Holton

I’m reblogging this guest post from the ROW80 blog. The year is almost two months old (it was written at the beginning of the year), but it’s never too late to start a chain. This is a great productivity suggestion, From Jerry Seinfeld, of all people.

The Writing Challenge That Knows You Have A Life

It’s the beginning of 2015 as I write this, and the various how-to sites are full of productivity “hacks” (i.e. hints or tips… why they don’t call them that, I have no idea why), about increasing your output and establishing new habits. One that comes up all the time is the “Seinfeld method,” the way Jerry Seinfeld established himself as a great comic.

When he was starting in the comedy business, Jerry figured out he had to write every day if he was going to make it. He bought a year-at-a-glance calendar and a red Magic Marker, hung the calendar on his wall, and, each day when he had finished, crossed out the date on the calendar with the marker. After a while, realizing how much fun it was to see his calendar gradually fill up with red X’s, he made it his goal not to have any dates that…

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